Not all that flies at Sun ‘n Fun roars like a radial, buzzes like a hornet or spews smoke during low passes. The traditional Saturday-morning balloon launch provided an uncharacteristic bit of hushed flying for thousands willing to crawl out of their bunks and camps to witness the spectacle of color.
For others the quiet of the dawn hours provided an opportunity to reposition an aerobatic aircraft in preparation for the afternoon airshow.
And in case anyone is wondering, yes, that largest balloon is the largest dog the Sun ‘n Fun spectators ever remember seeing. No word on what you feed a hound of that size, but we’re pretty sure it’s not your standard pet-store kibble.